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Those Daring Young Men in Jaunty Jalopies [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Bourvil , Lando Buzzanca , Ken Annakin , Sam Itzkovitch    DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari, Peter Cook, Tony Curtis
  • Directors: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch
  • Writers: Ken Annakin, Jack Davies
  • Producers: Ken Annakin, Basil Keys
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Legend Films
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016LFG2O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,152 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful classic film -Where's the DVD? 30 April 2007
Format:VHS Tape
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are only two of the galaxy of stars who all have great parts in this classic 60's comedy about the famous car rally across Europe. Tony Curtis, Terry Thomas, Eric Sykes, Susan Hampshire and Gert Frobel all have dirty tricks up their sleeves to be first across the line as they face the hazards of the frozen North, the Alps etc. "Pete n' Dud" appear as two maniac Army officers in what is my favourite of all their performances. This film is the real story of the 60's cartoon serial "The Wacky Races" and you will recognise the Dick Dastardly character immediately as Terry Thomas (and Eric Sykes, the sneaky butler who translates brilliantly as "Mutley, The Snickering Hound" in "The Wacky Races"!) The media coverage of the race is a wonderful parody of sports presentation which would make a film in itself.

Why this film is lost to film lovers is a mystery. Perhaps the American presence wasn't big enough with so much European talent around. But, Hey! Tony Curtis gets the girl in the end so what's the problem?! It's just a great giggle from beginning to end and the pace of the film is constantly propelled by the excitement of the race itself. This is a film which the whole family will love.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "I say, what jam!" 22 Jan 2009
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
A belated sequel to Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines produced at Paramount after 20th Century Fox passed on the project, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies - perhaps better known under its European title Monte Carlo or Bust - reunites many of the key players (director Ken Annakin, co-writer Jack Davies, composer Ron Goodwin and cartoonist Ronald Serle providing the titles) along with the star of The Great Race to rather less effect yet still manages to coast by as much on goodwill and good nature as on its own variable entertainment value. Trying to do for vintage cars what its 1965 predecessor did for vintage planes, it sets a multinational cast against each other in the Monte Carlo Rally, with Terry-Thomas (as the equally caddish son of his character in Flying Machines) betting his half of a car factory against his brash and all-too irritating American partner Tony Curtis Chester Schofield the First ("You mean there are TWO of them?") and, naturally, going all-out to cheat his way to victory with the reluctant aid of a put upon and blackmailed Eric Sykes. Also competing (and stealing most of the laughs) are British officers Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and their assortment of ingeniously misconceived inventions, Gert Frobe's crook smuggling diamonds across the border for master criminal Jack Hawkins (here dubbed by Robert Rietty), Italian policemen Walter Chiari and Lando Buzzanca and a gaggle of glamorous female doctors among them, while Susan Hampshire provides Curtis' often just irritating romantic interest. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars monte carlo or bust 20 Aug 2006
Format:VHS Tape
saw that film many many many years ago, brilliant wacky race style a bit like the great race, tony curtis like always the diamond tooth hero, pity it wasnt given the chance to be digitally remastered in dvd format it would have been worth buying for collectors or buyers who got rid of their tape spoiling vhs recorders, never too late to start now huh? ;-p i'd be first customer
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic Comedy 4 April 2001
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Format:VHS Tape
The old ones are always the best. This is a film that you can watch over and over again, and it never ceases to entertain. The film itself is set in the early 1920s during the Monte Carlo rally, and Tony Curtis' superb acting makes this a absolute classic. A must to buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aussie 27 Jan 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It's still as hilarious as I remember it. A very cleverly written script. It's a pity it hasn't been converted to the PAL system which is by far superior to NTSC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High points are very funny 25 Aug 2011
Format:VHS Tape
Huge motor race film with an equally huge cast of international stars. Humour can be patchy but highlights are the ever caddish Terry Thomas with his reluctant henchman Eric Sykes and the hilarious performance of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun 9 Oct 2009
Format:VHS Tape
Excellent move, Kids loved it as I did when I was a kid. They just don't make em like they used to, clean good fun I would like to get it on DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! 8 Jun 2009
Format:VHS Tape
This film is full to busting with wonderful performances and you couldn't find a finer example of perfect, inoffensive family entertainment. The gags are far too numerous to mention, but "Ah, reindeer!" is one of our family's favourite lines, for no other reason than the way it is delivered! Come on, WHERE'S THE DVD????
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars ho hum.
another big disappointment.
Published 11 days ago by spring time
3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable family film. Anything with Peter Cook and ...
An enjoyable family film. Anything with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore is always a hoot.

However, to be honest, their previous film, "Those Magnificent Men In Their... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Quentin Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Reason for four stars
I would have given five stars if it had been available in region 2 format, or 0 for all regions. The purchased is region 1 which is for the USA, and I can only play this on my... Read more
Published 20 days ago by mark seward
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant fun.
This is a great movie which is not unexpected based on the brilliant cast. Terry Thomas at his diabolical finest. Buy it.
Published 2 months ago by DaddioPee
3.0 out of 5 stars too expensive, region one (USA) or no english subtitles
when will this film be released for region two with English subtitles for hard of hearing please? I am trying to replace my old videos with dvds at a reasonable price but find it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by EAP of B
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit Dated Now
One for those who can still associate with that era I think but even those arriving later on the earth will find something to 'titter' at.

This is VHS. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dr. Gary D. Gorton
1.0 out of 5 stars This dvd is region 1 which is no use in Great Gritain.
Amazon says that it only sells region 2 dvds but this is region 1. No good in Great Britain. I cannot play it.
Published 5 months ago by Frank Delarge
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not miss it.....
Monte Carlo or Bust - as we know it. If you like old cars, travel and a dollop of comedy, you need to watch this film. Read more
Published 17 months ago by MR G J MOFFATT
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD Region 1
I bought this product from Amazon only to discover, when it arrived, that it was a Region 1 DVD - this was not indicated on the Amazon site when I bought it and so I cannot run it. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2011 by Bear
4.0 out of 5 stars Very British Comedy Film
Not quite in the same class as Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, but still a very funny British Comedy film with Terry Thomas, Eric Sykes, Peter Cooke and Dudley... Read more
Published on 29 May 2011 by Philip Roberts
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